Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 smart tab now can be rooted and installed with the latest version of Clock Work Mod recovery and can be rooted too. In the process of this article, we will be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow along with the detailed guide on how to apply this update. Please be informed that, once you root the device and install the clock work mod recovery in your Galaxy Tab 2, the warranty will get void. The biggest advantage of rooting the device and installing CWM recovery image is that one can easily install the custom ROM firmwares along with the apps which need the rooting access.
Disclaimer: Neither AndroidAdvices, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.
Very soon, we will be coming up with the custom ROM firmwares for Galaxy Tab 2 on AndroidAdvices.com. To make use of custom ROM firmwares, one has to root and install the clock work mod recovery in the device. Please note that once the device is rooted, the warranty will get void and the only way with which you can reclaim the root access is by re applying the official update which we will be very soon coming up. Also, you need to note down the current firmware version your device is on from the path “Settings > About Tablet” so that to revoke the root access, you need to apply with the same firmware.
Let’s get started with the detailed list of pre requisites which you need to follow.
- Install all the Galaxy Tab 2 drivers (32-bit | 64-bit)in your computer including the KIES PC Suite and .Net Framework in your computer. Active USB ports with Read / Write access is a must.
- All the policies like antivirus and firewall services should be turned Off or disabled as these will interrupt the process of rooting and installation of CWM.
- With the help of below mentioned steps, you need to back up all the data present in your Galaxy Tab 2 so that just in case if the data in your tab gets corrupted opr deleted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Alternatively, you can also back up the data with the help of KIES.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- USB Debugging in Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 should be enabled from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. Last but not the least, you need to ensure that a minimum of 60% battery should be left to ensure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the process of rooting and installing CWM.
Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to install clock work mod recovery and root Galaxy Tab 2.